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  1. Med-surg to PACU transition
    Hi everyone. I have been a med-surg nurse for 2 1/2 years. This was my first job after receiving my RN degree. I have been approached and recruited by the PACU department to consider working in...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: PACU Nursing
  2. Delhi RN to BSN elective recommendations?
    I have to choose a general education elective for the spring. Anyone have any information on either Plagues and Peoples or The American Century. Both are history electives which I have to take one....
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  3. VIP treatment. Ethical dilemma for paper?
    Thanks everyone for your input. I think you are right, it would be hard to do a paper on this topic. I will have to think of something else. Metfan
    Oct 3, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. VIP treatment. Ethical dilemma for paper?
    In my situation, The VIP was a big doner to the hopital so we were told to cater to every need he/she had. We moved patients all over so we could give him/her the room they wanted. We have one room...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. VIP treatment. Ethical dilemma for paper?
    Classicdame, I was thinking the same thing. I am just in the thought process right now. I do know that when I took care of this patient, I was asked to put the neighboring room patients on dial a...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. VIP treatment. Ethical dilemma for paper?
    I have to do a paper on an ethical dilemma for my BSN program. It seems lots of students are doing end of life care and patient autonomy. I want to do something different and maybe a little newer. ...
    Oct 2, '12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Upstate NY Question
    Not sure if this is much help but I live and work about 30 minutes south of Albany. I work at a small, community hospital that works for me. We do hire frequently. I believe we are hiring right now....
    Apr 20, '12
    Forum: New York Nursing
  8. Has anyone attended Suny Delhi's online RN-BSN program?
    I am currently in the Delhi RN-BSN program. I am only on my second course but I can give you some information. Each class is 7 weeks long. There is a small break and then another class starts. I...
    Feb 20, '12
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  9. RN to BSN Delhi online starting Oct 29.
    Anyone else starting the online program at Delhi on Oct 29, 2011? I am starting the UNIV 300 course. Orientation to RN to BNS online. I am nervous and already confused. Anyone already take it...
    Oct 13, '11
    Forum: Nursing Online Distance Learning
  10. Your Most Heartwarming Moments in Nursing
    I was shopping at a dept store a few weeks ago and a woman came up and hugged me. I took care of her after a recent surgery and she thanked me with a big hug. It was so nice. Plus, my teenage son...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Two med errors... I'm sick!
    I worked in LTC before getting my RN and I can tell you that med errors often happened on hold meds. Because we used paper emars, it was easy to miss where the arrow is especially at the end of the...
    Oct 12, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. Drug error
    I really, really wish the doctors would just tells us they put a stat order in. It always seems to come down to communication. If they would take just a second to mention it, I would be greatful. ...
    Oct 9, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Thank you...
    To my supervisor who said I give a very thorough, complete report. This meant so much to me. When I was a new nurse, giving report was difficult for me. I worked hard to improve. This comment...
    Sep 19, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. stethoscope for severe hearing loss
    I am happy to say I am now a working RN. I work at my local hospital in the med surg unit. I chose a Littmann 3100 electronic stethoscope. It is great. It was expensive but worth it. As I got...
    Sep 1, '11
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  15. How Far Do You Travel For Work?
    I am very fortunate. I walk across the street.
    Aug 26, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. gift ideas for nurses I have clinical with...
    One of our nurses wanted to thank us all for giving her a baby shower. She brought in a bucket of pens that have nurses sayings on them. The saying change every time you click it. Like "making a...
    Mar 21, '11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Violence against nurses law.
    Hurt a nurse, go to prison under new law Read more: A patient in Long Island broke a...
    Nov 7, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Mild Hearing Loss
    I just graduated with my RN and passed the NCLEX. I also have moderate/severe hearing loss. I rarely had to tell anyone during school. I wear hearing aids that are very small. Most people did not...
    Jul 16, '10
    Forum: Nurses With Disabilities
  19. Discouraged new grad
    I live in upstate NY and just got hired at my local hospital as a new grad. Actually, they hired 13 new grads from my class. I here they will be hiring again in January.
    Jul 15, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  20. New RN...New Job...Nervous
    I got my dream job at a hospital right (literally) across the street from me. The pay is great and I love the hospital but I am so nervous. I start tomorrow with orientation. Actually, it is...
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  21. Exam Cram
    I bought the Exam Cram book with all the questions and it really came in handy. It is much more portable than the other books so I took it everywhere with me. It fit nicely in my bag or pocketbook....
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  22. Pearsonvue Trick - Does it Work Every Time? Part 2
    I was the biggest skeptic but it worked for me. I got the "good pop up" and just found out I passed.
    Jun 26, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  23. Kaplan book ?'s vs. Qbank
    Well, I took the NCLEX yesterday and the questions were very similar to the Qbanks. At least they seemed it to me. I really liked the Qbanks because you could set it to just give you the questions...
    Jun 25, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  24. Was confident ...but now not so much.
    Thanks guys. I feel better. I wish I could recapture that elated feeling I felt last week! I went for a long walk and went out to dinner. I think maybe I am studying too much if that is possible....
    Jun 20, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  25. Was confident ...but now not so much.
    Hi everyone. This site is so helpful. I take my NCLEX RN on Thursday. I took the Kaplan course and did all questions. Thursday I took question trainer 7 and got a 74! I felt so confident I tried...
    Jun 20, '10
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum

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